Muslim view on interreligious dialogue
This article is devoted to familiarization with the existing views of scientists of the XX – early XXI centuries, whose area of interest is the attitude of Islam to interreligious dialogue. At the beginning of the article, the definition of the concept of "dialogue" is given, then the main types of interreligious dialogue that are actively used in world practice are touched upon. Having studied the concepts of the vision of Islam in the interreligious dialogue, the author comes to the opinion
... at the interreligious dialogue from the point of view of Islam is an open communication in which the participants treat each other with deep respect, are interested in traditions, creeds and study each other's holy scriptures. According to Muslim scholars, the building of such relations is originally laid down in Islam and is a reference point for believers. Researchers of this issue note that, for example, in the process of general reading of sacred texts, misunderstandings may arise: a Muslim will consider the Bible and the Tanakh to be deliberately distorted texts, similar questions will arise for a Christian and a Jew to the Koran. The only way to prevent such theological issues from arising is either to discuss universal ethical and moral values, or to emphasize the presence of common things in the Scriptures (descent from one forefather, veneration of most of the prophets, expectation of the coming of the Messiah, etc.). In other words, the presence of rational thinking is important in the issue of building communications between creeds. However, in the world practice, certain interested persons often appear who politicize Islam and promote radical views, which negatively affects relations between religions and cultures.